Starting this month, you’ll notice a couple of exciting changes to our monthly plans.

The big news is, we’re now offering an unlimited data plan! Our focus remains on offering a wide variety of plans, large and small, to give you the best value for how you actually use your wireless service. For most customers, that means an average usage of around 3GB of data per month. However, we’ve had many requests to offer an unlimited data plan, so we’re delighted to now make that option available for those who want it.

In addition, our website plans page has been refreshed to let you more easily see the terrific value we offer for multiple lines. You can add lines to your account for just $15 a month per line, and share the talk, text and data on your monthly plan. For instance, a shared 10GB data plan with unlimited talk and text is just $27.50 per line each month for a couple—or $23.33 per line for a family of three!

 And don’t forget about our flexibility: if your needs change, you can switch to a different plan—larger or smaller—anytime, with absolutely no fees or penalties. We bill according to the rate plan in place on your account on the last day of the billing cycle, so you get the best rate for your monthly usage. From light-users to those who want unlimited talk, text and data, Consumer Cellular has everything you need—and at a great price! Take a look at all of our plans here to discover how you can always get the best value from your wireless service.


  1. Kathie Akins says

    how do I change my plan for this?

    reply to Kathie

  2. CW says

    This is great !! Whats the max number of lines for a shared plan?

    reply to CW

  3. Steve says

    Is the unlimited 1 cost or you pay after 10g , it’s really not crystal clear. If it’s a 1 cost per month no matter what you use that would be great.

    reply to Steve

    • Hi Steve, thanks for your question. The Unlimited Data plan is $40 a month plus tax and includes 35GB of LTE speed data. You can continue to use the data after that mark is reached, but it’s at slower speeds. You can purchase more data though at the faster LTE speeds though if you’d like.

      reply to Jacob

  4. Janis Moore says

    Can I stream with the new unlimited plan ? I have your hotspot to use with my laptop. We live in a very rural area and this is the only way to connect with our church, see movies, Netflix, etc.

    reply to Janis

  5. Richard P Robinette says

    1st Question: How much will the unlimited data cost, per month? 2nd : a comment. The small hotpoint device was much preferable to the use of iPhone for a hotpoint. I still have 2 of the little hotpoint devices. It was much more practical than just the chip,I find. Any chance of going back to the device?

    reply to Richard

    • Hi Richard, thanks for taking the time to post. The Unlimited Data plan costs $40 a month plus taxes. We do appreciate your feedback on our devices regarding the ZTE Hotspot device and I have passed it along to the appropriate department to be reviewed for moving forward. At this time, we have not heard of any near-future plans for carrying that device or one that is similar.

      reply to Jacob

      • James Watts says

        I have a hot spot device from a ten years ago relationship with Verizon which has now been resting in it’s original box for about 8 years. If I should desire to use it with my current 10 gigabit account with CC, and if it proves to be compatible, would it require an additional line to accommodate it?

        reply to James

        • Nicole at Consumer Cellular says

          Hi James, with how old the hotspot device is, and since it originated from Verizon, it is unlikely that it would work with our service. If you want to use a hotspot, all of the smartphones we have available on our website have a hotspot feature built-in that just needs to be activated by calling us at 888-345-5509 or by chatting here.

          reply to Nicole

  6. Dolores Goldman says

    I am a prospective purchaser; have a few questions: What is the price for calls to Canada? If I transfer to CC, are all my pics transferred also?

    reply to Dolores

    • Hi Dolores, we appreciate your interest in our service! Calls to Canada cost $0.04 per minute, and if you’d like, you can find more information on calling internationally listed on our website here. If you’re wanting to transfer your information from your phone to one of our phones we can definitely help with transferring them to my new phone. If you’re wanting to keep using the same phone then all photos and other information would remain on it.

      reply to Jacob

  7. Randy says

    I forgot my PW for my voicemail. How do I correct this?

    reply to Randy

    • Hi Randy, I’d be happy to help with that question. You will need to give us a call at 800-686-4460, once you give us a call you can speak with an agent if you’d like some help with changing it. Or, you can also use the automated system to change it as well.

      reply to Jacob

  8. Janis Moore says

    If I get unlimited is this 40 a month in addition to the cost of hot spot ? Do we have to sign up for it or will our plan automatically advance up as it presently does as needed? Do we only pay the plan that we reached at the end of the month.

    reply to Janis

    • Hi Janis, thanks for your questions. The hotspot feature does not cost anything extra to enable and use. You’re billed for the plan that you reach by the end of your billing cycle that best matches your usage. If needed, the plan would automatically upgrade as needed if more data is needed.

      reply to Jacob

  9. Andres Oania says

    What does data usage actually mean? I need help on what type of plan would suit me most, a single 67 year old who is technologically illiterate.

    reply to Andres

    • Hi Andres, I’d be happy to help you with your questions. Data usage is when the phone uses the internet when you’re not connected to WiFi. This could be for things like updates to your phone or apps, or if the phone used for an app that requires an internet connection. The best plan will depend on whether you have a WiFi connection when you’re at home and what you’re using the phone for. If you’d like, you can view our plan options by going to our website here and then just let us know if you have any questions.

      reply to Jacob

  10. Barbara E Piper says

    Is the unlimited data of $40.00 a month added to the amount I already pay for 3GB of data or is it just $40.00 plus taxes?

    reply to Barbara

    • Hi Barbara, thanks for your question. The Unlimited Data plan is separate from the 3GB plan. As long as you keep your plan at the 3GB plan the cost will remain the same. It would only be if you upgrade to the Unlimited Data plan that you would pay for the $40 a month plus tax for it.

      reply to Jacob

      • Barney says

        When you enter the zip code of 00801, St. Thomas, Virgin Island, it indicates this is not a CC covered area, However your map of CC covered areas indicates it is a covered CC area.
        Additionally, I’ve been to 00801 area, and it is an area covered by CC. Why the difference on your web site?

        reply to Barney

        • Hi Barney, I’d be happy to help clear some things up for you. We did use to have service on both our AT&T and T-Mobile networks, but AT&T is dropping service in that area. If you would like to establish service there we would need to set you up with a number, specifically one with a Florida area code, to do so. And it would need to be set up using our T-Mobile towers.

          reply to Jacob

  11. Victoria Jones says

    I ha ve used over my amount of 3GB Unlimited. What is the next plan and how much will it cost me a month? I hope to receive an invoice my mail.

    reply to Victoria

    • Hi Victoria, I’d be happy to help with your questions about our plans. The next plan up from the 3GB plan is our 10GB plan which costs $20 a month plus tax. When your cycle starts over again you are welcome to lower your plan back down if needed.

      reply to Jacob

  12. earlie reels says

    checking to see if it is wise to increase data. trying to see how much data i have left.

    reply to earlie

  13. Frances Herron says

    Just updated my phone with the iPhone Apple 7 Plus wow it is sure different from what I was. Flip phone I need to learn more how about a manual ?

    reply to Frances

  14. Janis Moore says

    So I can start my plan at 3gb and if I use all the way to the unlimited it will automatically go to it. That way if we see it is not for us I just start over the next month at 3gb.

    reply to Janis

  15. Howard Utlaut says

    Why is it called unlimited when it’s only 35 gb?

    reply to Howard

    • Hi Howard, thanks for your question. Like all providers, there is a cap for LTE speeds on Unlimited Data. We just choose to be upfront with ours and let our customers know that the LTE speeds go up to the 35GB, after that you can continue to use data, it will just be slower speeds.

      reply to Jacob

      • David says

        Q1 What does slower speeds mean??
        If I’m watching a game on my phone..Does that mean it’s going to buffer a lot, freeze etc

        Q2 Also,can I share the unlimited data With other devices?

        reply to David

        • Hi David, thank you for your questions. With slower speeds you may notice the phone having to buffer more or a page may load a bit slower than it had been. However, you do have the option to purchase more data at LTE speeds, and we would also recommend connecting to WiFi as often as possible to help with this as well. Any lines on the account will share the plan with your main line.

          reply to Jacob

  16. Harold R says

    When Wii my account show unlimted data

    reply to Harold

  17. Brenda. Yardimci says

    Can u do a credit check for me so I can purchase iPhone s11 pro max

    reply to Brenda.

  18. Richard Bates says

    Great deal!

    reply to Richard

  19. Clemmie Collins says

    Is there a fee to sign up I have one more payment. I want same phones and number 2 lines

    reply to Clemmie

    • Hi Clemmie, we appreciate your interest in our service! There is no fee to sign up with our service, nor do we charge any activation fees. If you’d like to keep your same phone, you will need to make sure that it’s unlocked from the provider, VoLTE-capable, and GSM-compatible. We can’t guarantee compatibility for all models, but we’ll do all that we can to see if we can get it connected for you.

      As long as the number remains active with the current provider during the transfer process, you can switch it over. We will also need the current account number, PIN number if there is one, billing address, and the account holder’s first and last name to submit to your current provider so that they will release the number to us so we would recommend having a bill readily available for this process.

      reply to Jacob

  20. Peggy Fitzgerald says

    On my family plan with 3 numbers, one uses no data, one uses normal and the third is interested in unlimited. Is this possible?

    reply to Peggy

    • Hi Peggy, thanks for your interest! The way that our accounts are set up is that all three lines would share the plan that is on the account. This way, you’re only paying for the additional line fees rather than three separate plans for each line.

      reply to Jacob

  21. Julie Gallagher-Fisher says

    I am a potential new customer. With Covid-19 Target has closed their CC store. How do we get your service and not have to wait for long periods of time. We want to keep our phones we have, but how would we get a new SIM card?
    Is there another place we need to go. We are vulnerable to Covid. We are 67 and 70, with diabetes, COPD, etc.
    Thank you for any help

    reply to Julie

  22. Erica Smith says

    How many carries do you work with that are compatible ?

    reply to Erica

    • Hi Erica, thanks for your question. We use AT&T and T-Mobile towers to provide our customers with service. We don’t have a list of phones from different carriers that will be compatible with us though. IF you have an unlocked, VoLTE capable, and GSM-compatible device, it may work on our network. We can’t guarantee that all models will be compatible but we’ll do all that we can to see if we can get that connected for you.

      reply to Jacob

  23. Lorra says

    I would like the plan unlimited Data,how much is it first?

    reply to Lorra

  24. Tammy Beckwith says

    Do you offer a plan that can’t use data. I need a phone that can not access the internet.

    reply to Tammy

    • Nicole at Consumer Cellular says

      Hi Tammy, thank you for posting. We have talk-only plans available; 250 minutes for $15 plus tax, or unlimited talk for $20 plus tax. You can also review our plans online here.

      reply to Nicole

  25. Tony Clute says

    I’m curious how to turn on the hotspot option. And is there an extra charge with the unlimited plan?

    reply to Tony

  26. Tony clute says

    So after reading other comments and questions, I have realized that nothing will change for me. I pay for the most data I can get because of where I live. It says it’s unlimited up to 35 gigs then service slows down. It did that when it wasn’t called unlimited! Why change the name and give the same service. Unlimited should be unlimited, hence the name “unlimited”

    reply to Tony

    • Hi Tony, thank you for taking the time to post. We appreciate your feedback regarding this and have passed it, and your suggestion on to be reviewed by the appropriate department. If there is anything else that we can assist you with, please let us know.

      reply to Jacob

  27. Ed Mahoney says

    You have provided outstanding service. Very pleasant experience I will highly recommend it

    Ed Mahoney

    reply to Ed

  28. Michael S says

    I’m so confused…Is it Unlimited or is it 35GB? You say that other carriers do it that way, but who? Some carriers use terms like ‘May reduce speeds when congested’ after 35GB or whatever. Is that the way you’re doing it? If not, then isn’t it misleading to call it unlimited?

    reply to Michael

  29. Dustin Mccarty says

    If I get 5 unlimited lines all together on the same plan of unlimited with the 35gb before slowers speeds does this mean each line gets 35 gb a piece or that they all combine up to 35 gb together

    reply to Dustin

  30. JeffP says

    How slow is data on the unlimited plan after you reach 35GB? Second, how much does extra LTE data cost once you’ve used the 35GB for that month? Thanks.

    reply to JeffP

    • Hi JeffP, thanks for your post. We don’t have the exact speeds for when the data is slowed, we do suggest connecting to WiFi as often as possible to help with that and to help with keeping the cost of the plan down. You can purchase 10GB of additional data for $10 up to 55GB of data though as an option.

      reply to Jacob

  31. Avi says

    We will want to buy new phones soon, as old ones have tired batteries and no extra memory for adding any apps. Can we transfer address list, calendar, text messages, Google docs we created? Do we have to get same brand (Motorola), or stay with Android to do it?

    reply to Avi

    • Hi Avi, thanks for your question! We can help you move your existing information from one phone to another. You can stay with Android if you would prefer, but if you choose to switch to an Apple device we can also help the information to one of those phones as well.

      reply to Jacob

  32. Avi says

    Forgot to say, we have 2 lines and unlimited data plan and want to stay with that. We love Consumer Cellular. Looking forward to using “smarter” phones.

    reply to Avi

  33. Ron says

    In this blog (last on May 12, 2020) you indicate that the unlimited data plan is $40 per month, but when I look on the plans page, it says $60 per month. That’s quite a jump, 50%. Did the rate go up between May 12 and today, June 4, or am I misunderstanding something? How do you inform subscribers that rates are being increased, and how often do they go up?

    reply to Ron

    • Nicole at Consumer Cellular says

      That’s a great question, Ron. There hasn’t been any increase in the cost of our plans. While our Unlimted Data plan is $40 plus tax by itself, all accounts are also required to have a talk plan for service. On our website, the plans initially listed include both Unlimited Talk and Text, then each price listed varies depending on the data included with the plan. Unlimited Talk, Text, and Data on our service is $60 plus tax.

      reply to Nicole

  34. Mary Lou Kelley says

    I have a group of ladies that I play golf with. We usually text as a group but when I try to answer the group it says I cannot have more than 10 people in the group. Is there a way to increase this or another way to handle it? Thanks for your help. I really like Consumer Cellular and this is the only real issue that I have encountered

    reply to Mary

    • Nicole at Consumer Cellular says

      Hi Mary Lou, there is a 10-recipient limit for group messaging on our service. The only way around this is to use third-party messaging apps, such as Facebook Messenger, or Google Hangouts, which use Wi-Fi or Data for messaging.

      reply to Nicole

  35. Diane Simpson says

    Would an unlimited data plan be good for someone who uses a phone to watch movies?

    reply to Diane

  36. Christine says

    What is the speed range on 35 gig unlimited before throttling?

    reply to Christine

  37. Barbara says

    Do you have to get data if you only want talk & text?

    reply to Barbara

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